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Is it Safe to Ship Live Reptiles?

Having that special lizard, snake or tortoise as a pet of your own is something you have always dreamed about since you were a child. Some of the reptiles that you love are exotic and not pets that you can easily acquire from your local pet store. In fact, you may have a lot of difficulties tracking down the reptile you want anywhere nearby to you. However, there are many sources for reptiles of all kinds that you can find online today, including us at the Painted Reptile. The problem you may have is that the place that has the reptile you want is far away from you and you are not sure how you would get. Many people always ask us – is it safe to ship live reptiles and can I get it done?

Shipping Practices for Reptiles

The basic answer to the question is yes, it is a safe practice to have reptiles and live animals shipped if the process is handled correctly. There are some places, including us, that regularly ship live animals to customers around the United States. Each business that you work with may have particular policies regarding their shipping practices that you will need to abide by and shipping companies like UPS and Federal Express each have their own regulations and policies that they adhere to. The packages need to be packed in a certain way and must be shipped as an express package to arrive the next day and ensure the animal’s safety.

What We Can Do for Shipping

At the Painted Reptile, we will ship live reptiles to you so that you can get the pet that you may not be able to find anywhere else. We make use of FedEx as our shipper of choice and take great care to package your reptile to keep it as safe as possible during transport. Charges for shipping a reptile will vary based on the size of the animal, the packing necessary and the location that the reptile is getting shipped to in the country.

Call for More Information

If you are interested in purchasing one of our reptiles and would like us to ship live reptiles to you, please feel free to give us a call at the Painted Reptile so you can discuss shipping and what it entails at 818-697-5870. We can help answer questions for you regarding the process and make all of the necessary arrangements with you on the phone so that we can get the pet you desire out to you right away.

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